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### (Non-)Existence of curves of low degree on affine and projective varieties

I am interested in papers that investigates the existence or non-existence of curves of low degree (relative to the degree of the ambient variety). The starting example is that of surfaces and ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### Reference request: on sums of the form $ax^m + by^n = h$

I know that equations of the form
$$\displaystyle ax^d + by^d = h$$
with $a,b,h \in \mathbb{Z}$ have been thoroughly investigated as a special (and interesting) case of the Thue-Mahler equation, for ...

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votes

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### Consecutive averages of sequence (or difference quotients of partial sums) always square

I proposed the following problem for the December 2013 USA IMO TST earlier this month:
Let $a_1,a_2,a_3,\ldots$ be a sequence of integers, with the property that every consecutive group of $a_i$'s ...

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votes

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455 views

### On the equation $a^n + b^n = c^2$

I am interested in the possible natural solutions of the equation $a^n + b^n = c^2$ where $n \geq 4$ is fixed. I am not sure if it is well-known or not, so any suggestion would be helpful.

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votes

**1**answer

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### Can the sum of two non-zero coprime fifth powers be powerful?

I am wondering if the sum of two non-zero coprime fifth powers can
be powerful. There are no small solutions.
Q1 Can the sum of two non-zero coprime fifth powers be powerful?
Got a partial ...

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votes

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### Does Fermat's last theorem hold in the ordinals?

My question is whether there are no nontrivial solutions in the ordinals of the equations arising in Fermat's last theorem $$x^n+y^n=z^n$$
where $n\gt 2$, and where we use the natural ordinal ...

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votes

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### The Theory of Transfinite Diophantine Equations [closed]

The theory of Diophantine equations is one of the main stream research areas in number theory. There are many known results and unknown conjectures about the existence of non-trivial solutions for ...

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### State of knowledge of $a^n+b^n=c^n+d^n$ vs. $a^n+b^n+c^n=d^n+e^n+f^n$

As far as I understand, both of the Diophantine equations
$$a^5 + b^5 = c^5 + d^5$$
and
$$a^6 + b^6 = c^6 + d^6$$
have no known nontrivial solutions, but
$$24^5 + 28^5 + 67^5 = 3^5+64^5+62^5$$
and
...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Integral values of rational map

This question is related to this post on Math.MO.
A theorem of B.Segre tells us that if there is one rational point on a non-singular cubic surface $X$ over $\mathbb{Q}$, then the surface is ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### $p=4x^2+27y^2$,with $p$ a prime [closed]

p is a prime ,on what condition the Diophantine equation is solvable.what is it Linear expression ,for example ,$x^2+3y^2=p$, $p=3k+1$ ,$x^2+5y^2=p$ ,
$p=1,9\pmod{20}$.

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votes

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### Counting Special Rational Points on Cubic Surfaces

A paper of Heath-Brown gives an heuristic argument for the density of rational points on two cubic surfaces: $x^3+y^3+z^3=kw^3,k=2,3$, say, the number of rational points of height less than $N$ on ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

176 views

### Paired Quadratic diophantine equations

For a given $t\geq4$, does the following system of equations have a solution over the integers? $$ax^2+by^2=2^{2^t-t}$$$$cx^2+dy^2=1$$$$0<|ta|^2,|tb|^2,|tc|^2,|td|^2<|x|,|y|$$
If so, how to ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

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### Ternary form related to identity for abc conjecture

Consider the identity:
$$ \begin{aligned}
f_1 &= 4 (4 x + z) \cdot z^{3} \\
f &= x^{4} + 4 x^{3} y + 6 x^{2} y^{2} + 4 x y^{3} + y^{4} + 4 x^{3} z + 12 x^{2} y z + 12 x y^{2} z + 4 y^{3} z + ...

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votes

**2**answers

371 views

### On class numbers $h(-d)$ and the diophantine equation $x^2+dy^2 = 2^{2+h(-d)}$

Given fundamental discriminant $d \equiv -1 \bmod 8$ such that the quadratic imaginary number field $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-d})$ has odd class number $h(-d)$. Is it true that one can always solve the ...

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votes

**2**answers

595 views

### The equation $x^m-1=y^n+y^{n-1}+…+1$ in prime powers $x,y$

Does the equation $x^m-1=y^n+y^{n-1}+...+1$ have only finitely many solutions $(x,y,m,n)$ where $x,y$ are prime powers with $y>2$ and $m,n$ are integers with $m,n>1$?
This question arose in the ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### Solutions of system of diophantine equations

The system of diophantine equations $$\{x^2-y^2+z^2-u^2+q^2-t^2=0,\,xy+zt-uq=0 \}$$ is given. Do the formulas
$$x:=(j(p^2-4ps+3s^2)-(p-s)(3p^2-4ps+s^2))k^2+2(j-2(p-s))(p-s)kn+(j-p+s)n^2, $$
...

**8**

votes

**3**answers

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### How many integer points does my favorite ellipse go through?

The equation of the ellipse interpolating the six lattice points $(0,0)$, $(1,0)$, $(0,1)$, $(d-1,d)$, $(d,d)$, $(d,d-1)$ in the plane for a fixed $d$ (at least 3) is
$$
x^2+y^2 - ...

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votes

**2**answers

833 views

### On Generalizations of Fermat's Conjecture

We know the following facts:
(1) For all $1\leq n\leq 2$ the equation $x_{1}^{n}+x_{2}^{n}=x_{3}^{n}$ has a solution in $\mathbb{N}$.
(2) For all $3\leq n$ the equation ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

352 views

### Proving conditions on $(r+s)^2 \mid (4r^4+1)$, related to Pell oblongs

While working on another problem (Solving the quartic equation $r^4 + 4r^3s - 6r^2s^2 - 4rs^3 + s^4 = 1$), I came across a question which seems to be of [semi-] independent interest.
Conjecture. If ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### Integral points on affine rational curves over $\mathbb{Q}$

Given a rational curve $C:(f_1(t),f_2(t))$, where $f_i(t),i=1,2$ are rational functions with rational coefficients.
Question: Is there any criterion(proved or conjectural) for the existence of ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### Rational solutions of equations of the form $y^2 x = f(x)$

Let $k$ be any number field, and suppose we want to study the $k$-rational points on
$$y^2 x = f(x),$$ where $f$ is a polynomial of degree greater or equal than 3. In other words, $y^2 x = f(x)$ is a ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

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### Is there any track for proving $D=NP$, besides showing that $D$ has polynomial-bounded universal quantifiers?

Background
By the MRDP theorem, every for every recursively enumerable set $S$, there exists a Diophantine polynomial $p$ such that
$$x \in S \iff \exists y_1, \dots, y_n \in \mathbb{N} \text{ such ...

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votes

**3**answers

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### Solving the quartic equation $r^4 + 4r^3s - 6r^2s^2 - 4rs^3 + s^4 = 1$

I'm working on solving the quartic Diophantine equation in the title. Calculations in maxima imply that the only integer solutions are
\begin{equation}
(r,s) \in \{(-3, -2), (-2, 3), (-1, 0), (0, ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

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### Is there an easy proof of this equation related to simultaneous Pell equations?

Working with the famous Baker-Davenport system of simultaneous Pell equations
\begin{align}
3x^2-2 &= y^2, &
8x^2-7 &= z^2, \qquad(\star)
\end{align}
I am left, after a series of ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

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### Relative size of Egyptian fraction denominators

Suppose we have a finite Egyptian fraction decomposition of a rational:
$$\frac{n}{m} = \sum_{i=1}^k \frac{1}{x_i}$$
such that
(i) $x_i>0$,
(ii) $x_i \neq x_j$ for $i \neq j$, and
(iii) $\gcd(m, ...

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votes

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### Is there an algorithm to solve quadratic Diophantine equations?

I was asked two questions related to Diophantine equations.
Can one find all integer triplets $(x,y,z)$ satisfying $x^2 + x = y^2 + y + z^2 + z$? I mean some kind of parametrization which gives all ...

**6**

votes

**2**answers

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### On integers as sums of three integer cubes revisited

It is easy to find binary quadratic form parameterizations $F(x,y)$ to,
$$a^3+b^3+c^3+d^3 = 0\tag{1}$$
(See the identity (5) described in this MSE post.) To solve,
$$x_1^3+x_2^3+x_3^3 = 1\tag{2}$$
...

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votes

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### Diophantine equation - $a^4+b^4=c^4+d^4$ ($a,b,c,d > 0$)

How can I find the general solution of $a^4+b^4=c^4+d^4$ ($a,b,c,d > 0$)?
And how did Euler find the solution $158^4+59^4=133^4+134^4$?

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### On unique solutions to linear diophantine equations

Let $\sum_{i=1}^k a_ix_i = N$ be the equation with $a_i \in [2^t,2^{t+1}]$ being distinct primes. If we seek unique solutions $x_i\in R_i = (0,a_i)\cap \Bbb Z$, then in general it is not possible.
...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Solving $x^k+(x+1)^k+(x+2)^k+\cdots+(x+k-1)^k=(x+k)^k$ for $k\in\mathbb N$

This question has been asked previously on math.SE without receiving any answers.
http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/479740/solving-xkx1kx2k-cdotsxk-1k-xkk-for-k-in-mathbb-n
Letting $k$ be a ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

242 views

### Can six square numbers be simultaneously represented in a single sum of consecutive odd numbers? [closed]

I had some free time from my work to do a little exploration regarding the existence (or non existence) of perfect cuboids. A solution is represented by the set of Diophantine equations:
$a^2 + b^2 = ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

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### Effective Lang-Weil bounds for del Pezzo surfaces

Let $X$ be variety in $\mathbb{P}^N$ over $\mathbb{F}_q$ of dimension $n$ and degree $d$.
By the Lang-Weil bounds
$ |\# X(\mathbb{F}_q) - q^n| \le (d-1)(d-2)q^{n-1/2} + Cq^{n-1}$for a constant $C$ ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

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### Are all sums of subsets of roots of unity unique?

For a prime $p$, let $S$ be the set of all $p$-roots of unity in the complex plane. Now, consider the sum, $W(R)$ of the members of a set $R$ which is a proper subset of $S$. I suspect that $R \ne R'$ ...

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votes

**3**answers

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### Which integers can be expressed as a sum of three cubes in infinitely many ways?

For fixed $n \in \mathbb{N}$ consider integer solutions to
$$x^3+y^3+z^3=n \qquad (1) $$
If $n$ is a cube or twice a cube, identities exist.
Elkies suggests no other polynomial identities are known.
...

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votes

**3**answers

667 views

### Algorithm to count number of positive integer solutions of $x^2(8x-3)=y^2z$?

Given the Diophantine equation
$$ x^2(8x-3)=y^2z, $$
is there a way to efficiently count the number of solutions that satisfy $x+y+z\leq n$, where $n$ is a fixed given integer?
Also, for any fixed ...

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votes

**3**answers

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### Bounds on solutions to Diophantine equations of the form p(x)=q(y)

Thanks to responses in a previous question I asked, I was able to show that if $p$ and $q$ are two distinct polynomials with equal degree greater than 2 and coefficients in $\mathbb{N}$ that the ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

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### Four-Square Theorem for Negative Coefficient

What integers are not in the range of $a^2+b^2+c^2-x^2$ (for all integer combinations of a, b, c, and x)? This form is similar to that of Lagrange's Four-Square Theorem, for which the answer would be ...

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votes

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### Patterns among integer-distance points

Mark each point of $\mathbb{N}^2$ ($\mathbb{N}$ the natural numbers) if its
Euclidean distance from the origin is an integer. One obtains a plot like this, symmetric about the $45^\circ$ diagonal.
...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Fundamental units of imaginary quartic fields

Let $F/{\mathbb Q}$ be an imaginary quartic extension (i.e. the degree $[K:{\mathbb Q}]=4$ and no embedding of $K$ in ${\mathbb C}$ has its image inside the real numbers). Then the unit group of the ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

551 views

### Is surface $x^2+z^2=2\cdot y^2$ something of a Möbius strip?

This question is naive. My association with Möbius strip comes from not being able to smoothly extract positive solutions of the diophantine equation
$$x^2+z^2=2\cdot y^2$$
I got a parametrization ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

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### Algorithm for solutions to quadratic forms over number fields

Are there any know (preferably implemented) algorithms to find solutions to quadratic forms over number fields (or global fields)?
I am especially interested in the quaternary case. There exist some ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### When does the Lloyd polynomial have only integral roots?

For a $t$-error correcting code of length $n$ over the finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$, the Lloyd polynomial is given by
$$
L_t(n,x):=\sum_{j=0}^t(-1)^j\binom{x-1}{j}\binom{n-x}{t-j}(q-1)^{t-j}.
$$
A ...

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votes

**3**answers

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### The modular arithmetic contradiction trick for Diophantine equations

It is a slick, and seemingly ad-hoc, technique often used to prove that a Diophantine equation has no solutions.
The equation $f(x_1,\ldots, x_k)=0$, with variables $x_i\in\mathbb{Z}$ and some ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### Diophantine: a^n + b^n + c^n = d^n and a^n + b^n = c^n + d^n

Let us consider the equation $a^n+b^n=c^n$ for positive integers $a,b,c$ and $n\ge 2$. The $n=2$ case has a well-known and beautiful parametrization known as Pythagorean triples. Fermat's Last Theorem ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Is there an online encyclopedia of Diophantine equations (OEDE)?

Hello all!
I'm just wondering if there is an online encyclopedia of Diophantine equations (OEDE), analogous to the OEIS for sequences.
While trying to solve one Diophantine equation, I reduced the ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Classification of these Binary Quadratic Forms

What are necessary and sufficient conditions on a binary quadratic form $ax^2+bxy+cy^2$, with integer coefficients and solution set in integers, to be equivalent to $x^2-y^2$, and separately to ...

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votes

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### Consecutive Integer Squared Square

Is it possible to construct a squared square out of consecutive integer squares?
Be it 1,2,3,...n or k,k+1,k+2,...n.

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votes

**1**answer

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### The Jones-Sato-Wada-Wiens polynomial for prime numbers and differential calculus?

After works of Davis, Matijasevic, Putman and Robinson between 1960 and 1970, we know that every recursively enumerable set of numbers can be represented by a polynomial.
In particular, it's the case ...

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votes

**4**answers

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### Can repunits be perfect cubes?

Is it true that the equation $10^{n}-9m^{3}=1$ has only one positive integer solution, namely $n=m=1$? I can't find the answer. This has an equivalent description that the repunits $R_n = 11\dots1$ ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Help with this system of Diophantine equations

A couple hours ago, I'd posted a Diophantine equation question, but realized that I'd committed a rather preposterous blunder deriving it.
This is the actual question which I'm trying to solve:-
For ...